Here’s a powerful trend we’re covering in Better Humans: reclaiming our attention from technology that’s trying to steal it.
Technology flipped from being a productivity tool to being a productivity enemy.
Sorry Silicon Valley — we see you.
What happened, put simply, is that the people who build our software tools got suckered by two traps:
- The idea that multi-tasking is good. It’s not.
- A business model based on the idea that having your unbounded attention is good. That’s not true either. You want technology that uses as little of your attention as possible.
Thankfully, we have many options to reconfigure our technology to suit our goals for productivity and focus. Here are three articles to help you optimize your software tools for focus and productivity.
All three articles are Apple focused, but with ideas that will work on all platforms. If you have specific tips for Windows and other platforms, please leave a response.